WWE’s Gaming Channel UpUpDownDown Has Reportedly Shut Temporarily

Published 11/10/2021, 8:03 AM EST


WWE hasn’t been too kind to its roster of wrestlers who showcased interests in building their own gaming channels. Not so long ago, the promotion asked its wrestlers to get rid of their Twitch channels. However, there has been only one guy who kept his gaming channel on YouTube alive and booming.

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His name is Xavier Woods, also the winner of the prestigious King of the Ring tournament. Apparently, the channel UpUpDownDown is owned by WWE, and Woods never really owned it. The channel was a project that Woods pitched to the promotion, and since it has been in great shape but no new content can be seen. Reports from within the ecosystem suggest an internal conflict has resulted in wrestlers no longer being interested in posting more content, and it involves Xavier Woods, as well.

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video source: UpUpDownDown

WWE Superstars want the promotion to give Xavier Woods a better deal

Xavier Woods has built the channel over the years with hard work and persistence, without ever being the sole owner. His efforts have helped the channel to become incredibly successful as it brings forward the actual personality and human side of the roster. Insider reports from Wrestlinginc, sheds light on the current situation within the locker room, which led to the channel no longer being active.

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The wrestlers, who took part actively in creating content for the channel, no longer wish to post new content. The cast of UpUpDownDown is demanding that the promotion to adequately compensate Woods for his efforts. He has been the main guiding light for the channel as he reeled in many fresh faces and helped the promotion to jump into esports.

The channel today has a remarkable subscriber count of nearly 2.3 million and pulls in nearly half-million viewers each month. The current situation will remain unchanged unless WWE answers the call and offers a better deal to Xavier Woods.

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Recently, WWE announced the return of the Superstar Gaming Series. This iteration of the live show will feature a myriad of superstars including, Bayley, WWE Champion Big E, and Legendary Musician T-Pain. The live stream live will be hosted on both WWE and UpUpDownDown channel and it will kick-start on Thursday, ET at 7:00 PM.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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